Supremacy Squared

5 01 2012

The world now has two “Supreme Leaders”:  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran, and Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  And, the late Colonel Muammar Qaddafi called himself the “Brother Leader.”  But it’s the double “supreme” leaders that render a global enigma.  Can the world have two “supreme leaders”?  Of course, this is a rhetorical question, tinged with a dose of sarcasm.

Khamanei runs a totalitarian theocracy, based on Twelver Shiism.  Kim Jong Un, now succeeding his deceased father, Kim Jong Il, heads a totalitarian “Stalinist” state.  Both, to varying degrees, stoke personality cults, both rely on powerful militaries, and both embrace nuclear power.  The legacy of both has led their respective countries into isolation, invited harsh economic sanctions, arrested socioeconomic development, brutally repressed opposition and grossly violated human rights, and provocatively brought their countries to the brink of war without regard to the consequences of their actions, and at the expense of their own people.  Supremely reckless indeed.

NOTE:  Everything I write in this blog constitutes my personal opinions and views.



3 responses

5 01 2012

These regimes are indeed undemocratic and are ruled by so called Supreme Leaders but so was Egypt ,Libya and Tunisia that were allies of Usa. Usa did not go to War them for regime change. It was the people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya who broke the back and brought those dictators to thier knees. So we must just hope and pray for the revolution waters to reach the shores of Persian Gulf rather than take unilateral action against these countries that will have ramifications for years to come.

5 01 2012
Johannes Allert

Sam – Excellent point, but personally I’m afraid that opportunity closed with last year’s collapse of Iran’s Green Revolution. Maybe Syria might help change that, but the whole thing is still up in the air.

6 01 2012

Johannnes, Its when the mother wants to deliver the baby and not when others want to see the child. so it take nine months for mother to deliver the child It cant happen in 3 months because some one else is in a hurry. So Iran will go the Egyptian way in some years to come and not when we want it to happen.

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